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Innovation takes centre stage at 2015 International CES

January 6, 2015  

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The 2015 International CES kicks off today poised to be a record-breaking show with more than 3,600 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history with more than 2.2 million (670,000 square metres) of net square feet of exhibit space, breaking last year’s previously set record of 2.06 million net square feet.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 International CES runs through until Friday.

Samsung president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Boo-Keun Yoon explored the implications of a fully connected world powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) during his preshow keynote Sunday evening, which he called “science fact,” not science fiction.

He highlighted several scenarios of life made easier, healthier and more efficient because of IoT connectivity, including TVs that automatically pause when you leave the room, wearables that monitor brain waves to track biometric data and music systems that seamlessly transition from your home speakers to your headphones.

The Internet of Things is about people, not things, he said, adding that by 2017, 90 percent of all Samsung devices will be IoT-enabled; by 2020, all Samsung devices will be connected to the IoT.

Product announcements continued on Monday, January 5 with CES Press Day, featuring 26 exhibitor press conferences. Major Press Day product announcements included:

* Bosch – BME 680, world’s first sensor measuring humidity, air pressure and gas; Dremel, the only UL certified 3D printer on the market; and Njon, an integrated Ebike with smartphone app and online portal

* Epson – Cinema 600, compact digital projector that can scale up its display to 25 times larger than a 60-inch TV screen

* Hisense – VIDAA Max 100” Laser Cinema TV, features a blue laser diode light source offering 25,000 hours of viewing with no degradation of brightness or color

* LifeQ – Uses continuous physiological monitoring and bio-mathematical modeling, to provide insights about personal and population-wide health.

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